Fifteen years ago, Bell & Ross launched BR 01 and broke the aesthetic codes of contemporary watchmaking. It was a distinctive watch, directly inspired by on-board flight instruments. A square case, a round dial, and one screw in each of the four corners. That utilitarian design re-imagined traditional watchmaking codes.
Over the years, that design language continued to evolve without losing its origins and identity. Being the ultimate reference in aeronautical watchmaking ever since, Bell & Ross launched an instrument for urban explorers in 2019, BR05.
The BR 05 belongs to the family of watches with an integrated bracelet: the bracelet fuses with the case to create a unified piece. Now, this iconic line has a new timepiece. Meet the new BR05 Skeleton Blue.
Reflecting the finest Haute Horlogerie craftsmanship, this new skeleton version highlights the architectural modern design of the brand’s latest urban collection. Its 40 mm case is angular. The satin-finished surfaces are perfectly flat. The polished bevels emphasise and enhance the volumes they contain.
Particular attention has been paid to the arch of the curve, allowing all the components to be perfectly aligned and ensuring the bracelet can adapt seamlessly to any wrist. The blue-tinted transparent dial features metal appliqué indices and forms a clear window through which the skeleton movement can be seen. The skeletonised Super-Luminova®-filled hands and appliqué indices offer clear legibility at both day and night.
The BR05 Skeleton Blue is equipped with a BR-CAL.322 mechanism, wound by a 360° blue coated oscillating weight, open-worked to showcase the movement designed by Bell & Ross. The brand’s logo is metallised on the sapphire case-back. The watch can be worn on a flexible steel bracelet or a ribbed blue rubber strap.
Finally, the timepiece is limited to 500 pieces.
|Functions:||hours, minutes and seconds.||hours, minutes and seconds.|
|Case:||40 mm in width. Satin-polished steel. Sapphire case-back.||40 mm in width. Satin-polished steel. Sapphire case-back.|
|Dial:||skeletonised with blue crystal. Applique indices filled with Super-LumiNova®. Metal skeletonised Super-LumiNova®-filled hour and minute hands.||skeletonised with blue crystal. Applique indices filled with Super-LumiNova®. Metal skeletonised Super-LumiNova®-filled hour and minute hands.|
|Crystal:||sapphire with anti-reflective coating.||sapphire with anti-reflective coating.|
|Water-resistance:||100 meters.||100 meters.|
|Strap:||blue rubber.||satin-polished steel.|
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